Public Policy

Community Foundation Week (#CFWeek) is a prime opportunity to highlight the critical role of community philanthropy in supporting a thriving local community.

In this week's Washington Snapshot: President Obama Highlights First Department of Education Pay-for-Success Projects; State Ballot Measures 2016; Casey Family Program Provides Update on Federal Child Welfare Policy; and more!

In this week's Washington Snapshot: Bill to Delay Overtime Regulations Passes the House; Bill Introduced to Remove Restrictions on Nonprofits Political Speech; Tax Exempt & Government Entities Division Releases 2017 Work Plan; New Jersey Bill Seeks to Protect Property Tax Exemptions from Third-Party Challenges; and more!

In this week's Washington Snapshot: Congress Passes Bill to Fund Government Through Early December; Bill Introduced in House to Delay Implementation of the DOL Overtime Rules; Policy Preview: Opportunities in Child Welfare; Self-Dealing & Family Foundations: What If the Brady Bunch had a Foundation?; Minnesota Tax Decision Leading to Changes at the Local Level; and more!

Join the Council on Foundations on Tuesday, October 11, at 12pm ET for a special briefing on work at the Federal level to improve outcomes for children in need. Christine Calpin, Managing Director of Public Policy at Casey Family Programs, will highlight some current opportunities to improve Federal child welfare financing and policy.

In this week's Washington Snapshot: Voter Perceptions of the Charitable Sector; Formal Audit of Trump Foundation is Requested Amid Concerns of Self-Dealing; States File Lawsuit Against DOL to Challenge Overtime Rules; Election Day 2016: More than Presidential and Congressional Races; Government Grant/Contract Challenges Top List of Financial Professional Concerns; New Study on State Regulation and Enforcement in the Charitable Sector; Community Foundations Speak Out About New Rules; and more!

In this week's Washington Snapshot: Ways & Means Subcommittee Holds Hearing on University Endowments; Trump Shares Additional Insight into his Tax Plan; Senate Passes Bill to Improve Water Infrastructure; Koskinen Impeachment Hearing Postponed; DAFs: Appointed or Designated Advisors & Their Advisory Privilege; Voting Rights Under Attack in the States; Ford Foundation Moves to Integrate Disabilities into Inequality Focus; An Objective Comparison of the Clinton and Trump Foundations; and more!

In this week's Washington Snapshot: Chairman Roskam to Hold Another Hearing on University Endowments; Congress Must Address Spending Legislation Before Month Ends; Senator Wyden Releases Discussion Draft for RISE Act; States Face Mounting Deficits; Mississippi Empanels Tax and Spending Review Commission; Tax-Writing Chairmen and Ranking Members Pen Op-ed; NFL Team Makes $1 million Donation to Community Foundations; and more!